Four Key Principles For A Positive Student Experience

The myriad options and methods for addressing the student experience can be mindboggling. Here are four principles to keep in mind for providing a positive experience to all students at university.

Easier Than It Looks? Tackling Retention Head On

Retention has big implications, especially in the age of the TEF and the coming emphasis on retention in the next OFFA access agreements. But the efforts and initiatives that comprise an institution’s retention strategy don’t have to be big to make a big difference.

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Learning Analytics: More Than Just Weather Forecasting?

The Higher Education Commission (HEC)’s recently released report, From Bricks to Clicks - The Potential of Data and Analytics in Higher Education, describes factors contributing to and the challenges embedded in the sector’s surge of interest in learning analytics.

RAISE16: Engaging Students with Holistic Care

On Friday, 9th September, I’ll be running the workshop, Engaging Students With Holistic Care, at the RAISE16 Conference: Excellence in Student Engagement. It promises to be an exciting event. Like many topics in student success (and even the term “student success” itself), student engagement means different things to different people. And indeed students engage with their educational experiences in different ways: academically, professionally, socially, physically, and so on.